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2022 MotoGP
« on: June 27, 2021, 02:52:45 PM »
Vinales leaving Yamaha for Aprilia? :jaw:
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 09:45:17 AM »
What!!  I gotta catch up on the races from last weekend so I can research this.  I did see his interview a few weeks ago where he basically said he needs to do more researching before signing a contract, essentially saying he regretted his deal with Yamaha.  Aprillia doesn't strike me as a deal he will be happy with.
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 12:35:06 PM »
This morning it was made official that Vinales & Yamaha are splitting at the end of this season. He was allowed to cancel the remaining year on his contract. No official confirmation that he's signing with Aprilia, but that's the current consensus. It's pretty obvious he's been unhappy but wow.

Now there are 2 open Yamaha seats for next year, one for each team.

Open seats for 2022 to be confirmed:
1 @ Factory Aprilia
1 @ Tech3 KTM Factory Racing
1 @ Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
1 @ Petronas Yamaha SRT
2 @ Aramco Racing Team VR46
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 12:55:45 PM »
Wow, that will be interesting...  Was really hoping Garret could have done just a little more. 
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 01:01:03 PM »
Was really hoping Garret could have done just a little more.
Me too. I really want to see him succeed and maybe get a full time GP ride.
Last weekend though he was on a new track and he was on a slow, old bike. I think they said he was something like 16kph slower on the straights. That's just too much to give away and hope to do well.

He's going to get more chances to fill-in with Morbidelli out for 8+ weeks after his knee surgery.
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 01:06:32 PM »
Agree, the new track alone is a really tough obstacle, I think he did pretty well there after the first issue in FP1.  The fact that the bike couldn't keep up made it worse.  Still can't believe Rossi fell apart so quickly in the race.
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2021, 07:51:24 PM »
Was really hoping Garret could have done just a little more.
Me too. I really want to see him succeed and maybe get a full time GP ride.
Last weekend though he was on a new track and he was on a slow, old bike. I think they said he was something like 16kph slower on the straights. That's just too much to give away and hope to do well.

He's going to get more chances to fill-in with Morbidelli out for 8+ weeks after his knee surgery.

Looks like Gerloff may not be getting more chances at the GP bike this year after all. I checked the schedule and the next round of WSBK (Czech Round 6) conflicts with the the MotoGP Styria round when they return from break. The following weekend WSBK is off during the MotoGP 2nd round in Austria but that's about the time Morbidelli is expected to return. I guess we'll see what happens.
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2021, 12:19:50 AM »
Raul Fernandez is moving up from Moto2 to MotoGP Tech3 KTM next year. So he'll remain teammates with Remy Gardner.
As a result, Lecuona and Petrucci are both looking for a ride next season.

Now the open seat count looks like this:
Open seats for 2022 to be confirmed:
1 @ Factory Aprilia
1 @ Tech3 KTM Factory Racing
1 @ Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
1 @ Petronas Yamaha SRT
2 @ Aramco Racing Team VR46
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75 Yamaha RD250B     75 Yamaha RD200B (project)
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2021, 12:45:16 PM »
Petronas is pulling out of GP racing in 2022 :jaw: 

SRT will only field a MotoGP team next year and is shutting down it's Moto2 & Moto3 teams. They probably had no choice since their primary sponsor pulled the plug. To make matters worse Yamaha will only supply two "B-spec" bikes next year to SRT for MotoGP, which is even a step down from the current bike that Morbidelli has been working with.

Overall Yamaha is going in the wrong direction!
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2021, 12:43:46 PM »
Maverick has signed with Aprilia for next season


Now the open seat count looks like this: Only 4 remaining
Open seats for 2022 to be confirmed:
1 @ Factory Aprilia
1 @ Tech3 KTM Factory Racing
1 @ Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
1 @ Petronas Yamaha SRT
2 @ Aramco Racing Team VR46
79 Yamaha RD400F     77 Yamaha RD400D     
75 Yamaha RD250B     75 Yamaha RD200B (project)
75 Yamaha RD125B     75 Yamaha RD125B (project)
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2021, 03:48:09 PM »
Petronas is pulling out of GP racing in 2022
Sounds like an Italian sponsor is stepping in next year to replace Petronas, at least that's the current rumor. And SRT is being reformed as a new team to run the Yamaha satellite effort.
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2021, 02:18:20 PM »
With the news of Dovizioso signing with Yamaha and Morbidelli moving up to the Factory Yamaha team, there are now 3 vacant seats for nest season

Open seats for 2022 to be confirmed:
1 @ Factory Aprilia
1 @ Tech3 KTM Factory Racing
1 @ Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
1 @ Petronas RNF Racing Yamaha SRT satellite team
2 @ Aramco Racing Team VR46
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 11:45:49 AM »
Raul Fernandez is moving up from Moto2 to MotoGP Tech3 KTM next year. So he'll remain teammates with Remy Gardner.
As a result, Lecuona and Petrucci are both looking for a ride next season.

Sounds like Lecuona is headed off to factory Honda in WSBK and Petrucci will be trying his hand at the Dakar for KTM
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Re: 2022 MotoGP
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2021, 11:50:59 AM »
Yamaha confirmed the rider line-up for 2022-2023 and announced Morbidelli will ride for the Factory Team for the remainder of the season and the next 2 years. The Yamaha satellite team also officially announced the addition of Dovizioso for 2021-2022. There is still a vacant seat with the independent team to be confirmed for next season when Rossi departs.

Morbidelli joins Yamaha Factory Racing for 2021-2023
The 2020 runner-up will join former teammate Quartararo at Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP for the rest of the season and beyond

Dovizioso makes MotoGP™ return with Petronas Yamaha SRT
The Italian will see out the 2021 season alongside Valentino Rossi, and will also ride for Yamaha's Independent Team in 2022
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91 Yamaha TZR250R    02 Aprilia RS250 Cup (sold)

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Re: 2022 Moto2 - Americans!
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2021, 10:16:58 PM »
We will have 3 Americans in Moto2 next year! :patriot:  :clap:

American Racing announced that Sean Dylan Kelly will move from MotoAmerica to Moto2 to join Beaubier. He signed a 2-year deal with the team. This is the first time since 1992 that an American-owned team with American riders has competed in the World Championship, (Last time was Marlboro Team Roberts with Rainey & Kocinski.)
Joe Roberts will remain with Italtrans, so there will 3 US riders on the grid.
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